The Building Better Opportunities programme is funded by Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund (ESF) who are co-investing in local projects tackling the root causes of worklessness, promoting social inclusion and driving local jobs and growth.

Community Matters is one of four projects within this programme across the Black Country and will help people across Walsall, Wolverhampton, Dudley and Sandwell move into or closer to employment by developing their skills and confidence.

Community Matters is managed by the Heart of England Community Foundation in partnership with 22 local organisations across the Black Country.

Walsall Adult and Community College is one of those partners. We will be working alongside the following partners to deliver the project; Access to Business, Age UK Walsall, Ashley Community Housing Ltd, Bilston Resource Centre, Black Country Housing Group, Dudley Caribbean and Friends Association, Groundwork West Midlands, Home Start Dudley, Ideal For All, Just Straight Talk, Kids in Communication, Manor Farm Community Association, Refugee and Migrant Centre, SEWA Centre Ltd, Summit House Support, SWEDA, TLC College, Walsall Housing Group, WELL Associates, Workers Educational Association (WEA) and Zebra Access.

Walsall Adult and Community College will be delivering the following specific activities;

  • Personal Mentoring
  • Confidence Building
  • Winning Interview Techniques
  • C.V. Writing
  • Job Clubs

For more information about Community Matters at WACC, please email or phone 01922 66 3000.

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